Home Builders’ news for Shepparton, Kialla, Echuca, Yarrawonga & the Goulburn Valley

With more than 30 years’ experience in the local building and construction industry, our new home builders stay on top of all the latest domestic and commercial builders’ news.

Whether you’re looking for information about house and land packages in Numurkah, or want to see our expertise on show at our Kialla display house, our friendly team is always happy to go above and beyond to keep you informed.

Making the most of your colour selection appointment

Making the most of your colour selection appointment One of the most exciting times in the lead up to building your new home is the colour selection appointment where all the colours and finishes of your new home are chosen to reflect you and your personal style. This is where the difference between building and...
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What value do Eaves bring to your home?

Did you know that including eaves on your new home offers many benefits to your living conditions other than simply contributing to the overall “look” or “style” of the façade? At Diverse Builders we include 450mm wide eaves as standard to all our plans. Whilst this does add a minimal cost to your contract price...
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Changes to Building Permit process in Victoria

The Vic Government has just passed a bill that changes a few things in relation to contracts with clients. Changes will apply from the 1 September 2016. Builders can no longer directly appoint building surveyors. The amendments to the Act will prohibit a builder from acting as the owner’s agent in the appointment of the...
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Display homes – what to ask?

Building a new home is exciting and also comes with trepidation. But how do you go about choosing a builder as there is a vast array to choose from and many display homes to visit? Do I go off plans? Do I go off the ‘look’ of a house? Do I go off the ‘feel’...
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Getting building prices

Comparing builder’s prices is impossible unless they are all pricing for exactly the same job. It’s up to you to tell the builders exactly what you would like for your new home. Getting quotes can be a time consuming and laborious process, but it is an essential part of any new home. Generally, the first...
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Five things to be wary of with builders

The foundations and footings for your new home are extremely important to get right, with numerous court cases underway in regards to poor under slab works and in some cases no under slab works at all. How do some builders get away with this? Some building companies are involved in the practice of shopping the...
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Choosing the right builder

As mentioned in previous blogs on our website, choosing a builder is extremely hard. Especially when you consider it is possibly the largest transaction you will ever undertake. You must feel comfortable with your decision from a financial view point, but also feel comfortable that the builder will make the process easy and won’t be hiding...
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Things to ask a builder before signing a contract

Building a new home is a huge emotional and financial investment. There are many suppliers of trades and services that conduct themselves unethically and unfairly. Unfortunately some builders are not exempt from behaving in this manner. Below are several key questions that may help you in your decision as to who you will trust to...
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The importance of time, cost and quality

Time, Cost & Quality are the three components that actually make up the construction of your new home. Time – Time, in construction, is analysed down to its smallest detail. The amount of time required to complete each and every component of a project is analysed. Once analysis has taken place, those components are broken...
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Builders relieve the stress

To reduce stress, let the builder handle this area. This is their responsibility and again in their best interest to get all applicable permits. Set up a schedule to have construction meetings with your builder that fit your schedule. Having open and effective communication will help reduce stress in this area. Anytime there is an...
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